White House Must Provide Due Process Before Suspending Press Pass
Participated in an amicus brief (with the Reporters Committee and other amici) filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Karem v. Trump. The case involves Brian Karem, a White House correspondent whose security credentials (“hard pass”) were suspended by the White House press secretary for an alleged violation of “decorum.” The brief argues that the White House must provide meaningful due process before denying, suspending, or revoking a journalist’s hard pass, which it failed to do here. The brief cites Sherrill v. Knight, which said the requirement to provide “explicit and meaningful” standards before denying or suspending a hard pass is essential for an informed electorate and accountable Executive Branch. The brief urges the D.C. Circuit to affirm the district court’s decision restoring Karem’s hard pass.